ABOUT NEW LIFE CHILDREN’S HOME
“Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.” James 1:27
New Life Children’s Home is a home for neglected, abused, troubled and abandoned children. We are an all girls home. New Life Children’s Home (NLCH) opened its doors in April of 2009. Since that time, NLCH has brought a community together. Many businesses, neighbors, churches, individuals as well as Cedar Ridge School District have worked together in helping provide these children with a hope for a better tomorrow. Thank you for taking an interest in the children and making difference.
“Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”Matthew 19:1
New Life Children’s Home (NLCH) is licensed by the State of Arkansas Child Agency Review Board in cooperation with the Arkansas Department of Human Services. Since we have been in operation we have been able to help hundreds of abused, neglected, and abandoned children change their lives through a program that teaches these children how to live a structured and productive life. We also admit children through private placement. In doing so we are able to work also with the parents/guardians and give them the opportunity to put their families back together and have joy and peace within their home.
Here at New Life Children’s Home we take children ranging from ages 5-18. We have three cottages, each cottage houses six children as well as its own houseparent and relief parent. These children come to us broken, in need of a loving and caring environment. Our goal is to build these children into productive members of society. “It is better to build a child, then to repair an adult.” We have a tutor that comes and helps the kids with school work, we also have a therapist and we offer counseling to every child. Here is a testimony of a child that we had the opportunity to help:
“At 10 years old I lost my dad to cancer and from that point on I was left with my mother and her boyfriend who both abused drugs. There were times I would wish that God would just take me from this world. In the fall after my 17th birthday God finally intervened, DHS began an investigation on my family and my mother agreed to go to rehab. Her and her boyfriend called around and they found Project New Start. When they first entered the program I was staying with a relative but little did I know God had other plans and once again he intervened and brought me and my sister to New Life Children’s Home. At first I was hurt and confused, but then I began to see all the ways that God was working in this place. I became glad that he put me here and knew it had been done for a reason. Now I am 18 years old and my sister, my step-dad and I are all on the church worship team. My mom is happily married and has an apartment for us to move into after she completes the program in a few weeks. God has also made it possible for me to be a full-time student at ASU in Jonesboro in the fall with all expenses paid. He has turned my world around completely for the better.” BROOKE
There is no greater joy than to see a child’s life be transformed, to see him/her not being depressed, not knowing where there life is going to having joy, peace and direction in their life. Giving them back their smile and a life that has meaning.